February 9, 2024 Update

Recently, Rez Church has moved forward in areas of vision that include childcare and the stewarding of the land God has placed in our hands. Here are some facts regarding the RCS Preschool and Rez Church Land Development.

As you may be aware, RCS filed a lawsuit against Rez Church on July 28, 2023, and a Preliminary Injunction Hearing was held at Larimer County Court on August 17, 2023.

Pre School Update

Toward the end of the hearing, RCS’s counsel stated to the Court that if the parties could not come to an agreement regarding the school’s operation of the Preschool in our building, RCS would vacate the space upon receiving notice from the Church. Over the years, and even after RCS sued the Church, Rez has offered the School numerous lease agreements for the Preschool. Despite engaging in three separate mediations, we could not come to any written agreement.

On November 9, 2023, Rez notified the School that they must seek a different location for their Preschool.

RCS’s counsel had also stated to the Court that they wished to operate the Preschool at their current location through the remainder of the 2023 calendar year. Rez Church extended an additional semester to RCS allowing for the completion of the full school year, providing for a smooth transition. We truly wish the best for RCS and believe this move will bring greater peace to both sides.

At this time, Rez Church is in discussions with a partner organization to establish a world-class childcare and early childhood development program. We are excited about this partnership’s positive impact and look forward to sharing the details in March 2024.

Land Development Update

Regarding the Land Development Plan, Rez Church worked with RCS for over two years to create a master site plan and PUD (Planned Unit Development) for Rez Church property. Following the unsuccessful conclusion of our second mediation on July 14, 2023, RCS communicated through counsel that they were pulling out of the PUD process and would seek another location for their expansion needs. On July 17, 2023, Dr. Jerry Eshleman confirmed the same in an email to the Church and the development consultants, stating that his team had notified the City of their decision to pull out of the PUD process.

Rez Church desires the best future for both Rez and RCS. Our focus is on our vision for the future and the ministry opportunities that will best serve and bless our Northern Colorado Communities.